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Articles from the April 2, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Sosa's budget: Cut HARK, leave 1 police job unfilled

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa released his draft $12 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday. It includes a mill rate increase,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 2, 2015

Red Cross to honor 3 fishermen

Blake Ward said he doesn’t consider himself a hero “but I felt like one that night” on Sept. 21 when a raging storm sank the commercial gillnet...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Police chief, facilities director quit borough

Two top-tier Haines Borough employees resigned last week, vacating the police chief and public facilities director positions. Police chief Bill...

 
 By Lindsay Johnson    News    April 2, 2015

Activist Tuynman built career around art, community

In 1959, Carol Tuynman was a studious eighth-grader in a suburb of Rochester, N.Y., when her family made a summer trip to Alaska. Parents Louie and...

 

Volunteers helped break the silence

I would like to thank everyone who braved the rain and joined us in our 5th annual Choose Respect March this year! Your participation meant so much...

 

Roadside help the hallmark of kindness

On Feb. 1, my husband, daughter and I drove out of Fairbanks with a truck and an SUV pulling a U-Haul trailer for a move to Seattle. The drive went...

 

Marijuana isn't needed to love Haines

As I sit and wait for the next installment of wit in the War of the Words that I find myself in a battle that I am only half equipped to engage in...

 

HARK event was fun, huge success

The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel would like to thank all those who attended, volunteered, and donated to our annual member meeting and “Spring...

 

Thanks from family of Dakota Strong

On behalf of Dakota Strong and the rest of our family, I wanted to say thank you to everyone. Your donations, advice, words of comfort and support...

 

Duly Noted

A fundraiser party was held Saturday for Scott Carey and Heidi Robichaud, who lost their storage and shop building to a fire on March 21. About 80...

 

Editorial

Concerns about the Small Boat Harbor expansion project reflect serious flaws in the Haines Borough’s public review process. This project has been...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 2, 2015

Town loses insurance company

Haines is losing its only insurance company. Owner Ned Rozbicki left town this week to transfer account files from Mojave West Insurance Services to...

 

Chautauqua seeks range of volunteers during visit

The New Old Time Chautauqua, a traveling road show and circus, is coming to Haines July 9-11, and organizers are looking for volunteers to help...

 

Correction

A story in last week’s CVN reported a Mud Bay shop fire occurred Saturday night, March 21. The fire started early Saturday morning. Also, resident...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Party for Lende's 3rd book

Haines author Heather Lende will hold a launch party for her new book, “Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Metales M5 'a whole big mix of stuff'

Mexico’s premiere brass ensemble Metales M5 is headed north of the border – way north – to perform at the Chilkat Center Monday. The show...

 

Two student performances on tap

The Haines School bands and choirs will bring their performances from the Southeast Alaska Music Festival to the Chilkat Center on April 22 and April...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Film, music to highlight library week celebration

The Haines Borough Public Library is celebrating National Library Week April 12-18 with daily events including poetry readings, musical performances...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Legislator: Repeal program that funds artworks

The Alaska Legislature is considering eliminating a program that paid for much of the public art around Haines and provided work for local artists...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Mining experts to speak in valley

Four speakers with mining-related expertise will visit Haines and Klukwan next week for presentations and panel discussions on mining in Alaska. The...

 

Woman who used car in attack faces charges

Haines Borough Police last week charged a 77-year-old Haines woman with felony second-degree assault after she allegedly ran her car into a woman on M...

 

District seeks $283K budget cut

The Haines Borough School Board on Tuesday looked at ways of reducing a $283,000 projected deficit in its draft operating budget for the coming year....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 2, 2015

Advice from afar for smell patient

A woman in Michigan reached out this week to Klukwan’s Dakota Strong, saying he may be suffering from a little-known smelling disorder for which she...

 

Police Report

Sunday, March 29 Troopers arrested a man for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and lodged him in the Haines jail. A Mud Bay Road resident...

 

Paper budgets move into borough history

If you’re looking for a printed copy of the Haines Borough’s budget for the coming year, one will be available at the public library and one will...

 

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